Parenting the Defiant Child

Parenting the Defiant Child
Standing in line with her peers, flashing a look at her “crush,” off came her hood and hat that I carefully assured was secure against the elements. Her long, black hair blew in the sharp wind. She smiled at me defiantly as she headed into school with her class. Surely she was now “cool” and... Read more »

Four Steps: Out of Depression and Into the Light

Four Steps: Out of Depression and Into the Light
When  you feel the world coming down around you, when all the positive mantras can’t cut through the overwhelm, depression, confusion or darkness, it means this: Spirit wants all of your attention What can you do? –     Ask: What does the Heart of this Mystery want me to know? Now: Imagine holding the... Read more »

ADHD/ADD and Intuitive Children

ADHD/ADD and Intuitive Children
In 2011, 263 million prescriptions for psychotropic drugs were given by physicians to children under the age of 18 in the US alone. These astounding statistics point to an epidemic that we must address as responsible citizens and parents. Having Executive Produced a DVD on The Misdiagnosis of Gifted Children, I learned from several pediatric physicians... Read more »
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Voices in Your Head - Are They All Good?

Voices in Your Head - Are They All Good?
When you listen within, do you hear words? See pictures? Feel or sense things? Just Know? Throughout the ages, when people saw visions, they were called “prophets”. When they sensed or felt that something “bad” was going to happen – like a loved one was about to be sick or die – it was often... Read more »

Creating Peace in the Middle East...One Person at a Time

Creating Peace in the Middle East...One Person at a Time
When graphic designer, Ronny Edry, posted on Facebook a poster that said he loved Iran and didn’t want war, no one – most especially Ronny – could have imaged the impact. One message. One intent. One truth. Spreading like wildfire to change the world. What if every human being believed that all sane people on... Read more »

Be Your Naked Self This Summer

Be Your Naked Self This Summer
How much time do you spend thinking about how you look, how you appear to others, what others might think about you or how you can meet other’s expectations? How many hours do you get caught up in perfecting the art of looking good, appropriate and acceptable? What would happen if we all considered ourselves... Read more »
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Rocky: The Best Blackhawk

Rocky: The Best Blackhawk
I heard the yelling and the honking cars. It was so exciting! I had to do it. I just had to. Donning my Blackhawks sweatshirt, I tip-toed out the door, leaving the babysitter and my sleeping daughter together for 30 more minutes so I could have “the experience.” After having managed to get tickets to... Read more »

Daniel Pink: Distance Yourself from Your Problems!

Daniel Pink: Distance Yourself from Your Problems!
Daniel Pink quoted some experiments done at New York and Cornell Universities where students were asked to solve problems imagining themselves as the recipient of the solution or, alternatively, others. The results showed that the more distant the problem solver was from the recipient of the solution, the more innovative and quicker the problem was... Read more »

Simple Wisdom from a Man Who Lost His Legs on the Metra

This past weekend, I was early for an appointment, which is a phenomenon in and of itself, and I decided to take a walk. From across a parking lot, I saw a man in a wheelchair holding up a sign, which I expected would have the words like “homeless and hungry” scrawled across the torn... Read more »
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Yo Yo Ma, The Chicago Children's Choir and Peace on Earth

Yo Yo Ma, The Chicago Children's Choir and Peace on Earth
Last week, as Yo Yo Ma play his famous cello at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, 3,400 children from Chicago neighborhoods sang in the background, and I felt hope for the future. It was the kind of hope that only innocence and the universal language of music can bring. Watching the joyful and buoyant Artistic Director, Josephine Lee,... Read more »